Gate Precast Co. Announces Kissimmee Staff Changes

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Strategic promotions and new hires strengthen sales and operations staff at Gate’s architectural precast manufacturing facility in Kissimmee, FL.

(L-R) Bruce Bartscher and Brandi Combs

Bruce has established a solid track record of success, while holding different positions and Brandi brings over a decade's worth of project management experience. - Bryant Luke, Gate Precast VP, Operations

Gate Precast Co. has announced several key promotions and new hires at its Kissimmee, FL, precast production facility. Bruce Bartscher has been promoted to plant manager and Brandi Combs to senior project manager. Additionally, Noble Levesque and Todd Friend have been hired as project managers, and Alvey Carrillo as an estimator.

Bartscher, who most recently served as senior project manager at Gate, is now responsible for all operational, production and quality control issues. He joined the Gate team in 2007 as superintendent of field operations for Gate Erection Co., a role he held for two years.

“Bruce has established a solid track record of success, while holding different positions,” said Bryant Luke, vice president, operations, Gate Precast – Kissimmee. Bartscher has also earned his 30-hour OSHA designation and is certified in scaffolding, welding, rigging and first aid/CPR.

Combs has 15 years’ of precast industry project management experience managing multiple and multi-phased projects of all sizes. Combs is also a Florida Certified General Contractor and is OSHA certified.

“Brandi brings well over a decade’s worth of project management experience in the Florida precast market,” Luke said.

Levesque possesses 25 years of experience in the precast industry overseeing precast operations, and engineering/sales. His experience equips him to manage the entire project lifecycle from precast production to final erection. He is certified as a PCI Quality Inspector Level II, an ACI Level I and is a Massachusetts General Contractor.

Friend began his career with Gate in 2010 as a superintendent for Gate Erection Co. He is responsible for communication and coordination between Gate, its subcontractors and customers in the field. He began his precast career in 1986 working in precast production. Later, he erected both architectural and structural precast in the field. He is a PCI Certified Field Auditor.

Carrillo has 16 years’ experience in the construction industry, including precast design and estimation, project management, drafting and architectural design. He has also received his AutoCAD Advanced Drafting Certification and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Gate Precast Co.’s 60,000-square-foot Kissimmee plant is among eight Gate manufacturing facilities that regularly engage in the design, engineering, fabrication, transportation and erection of architectural and structural precast concrete systems.

More About Gate:
Gate Precast Company is a subsidiary of Gate Petroleum Company, a privately-held diversified corporation headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. Gate Precast has become one of the largest and most diversified precast concrete producers in the United States, with eight manufacturing facilities, and is known for its design-assist collaboration with design teams. Annually, the company is recognized as a top subcontractor by Engineering News-Record Magazine and wins Best-in-Class PCI Design Awards for a wide range of projects. For more information, please visit

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